Wanderers stun lofty Blades
Last Updated: September 24, 2011 7:29pm
Beavon: Celebrates his strike for Wycombe
Stuart Beavon's effort handed Wycombe their first home league win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.
The 27-year-old struck the winner in the 31st minute, his first league goal of the season, as the Chairboys ended an unwanted five-match losing sequence in League One to lift themselves out of the drop zone.
Beavon could have netted earlier but was denied by Steve Simonsen while Blades midfielder Lee Williamson also wasted a glorious chance before the opener, with Ched Evans striking the crossbar after the break.
In his 100th game as Wycombe boss, Gary Waddock was celebrating almost immediately when Scott Donnelly set up Beavon 18 yards out - however Simonsen stood firm to deny the Wanderers frontman.
Williamson had a better chance at the other end but headed over - and he was made to pay, as was Harry Maguire, whose mistake allowed Beavon through to break the deadlock.
United looked good after the restart and Evans thumped the bar will a well-taken 25-yard strike in the 54th minute while a Maguire header was scrambled off the line, but it was not to be.
npower League 1
Sat 24th Sep
Bournemth1 - 2Hartlepool
Bury0 - 0MK Dons
Carlisle1 - 0Stevenage
Charlton3 - 1Chesterfld
Colchester1 - 0Walsall
Huddersfld2 - 2Leyton Or
Notts Co2 - 0Rochdale
Scunthorpe2 - 1Yeovil
Sheff Wed3 - 0Exeter
Wycombe1 - 0Sheff Utd
Preston2 - 1Tranmere
Oldham0 - 2Brentford
npower League 1
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||46||70|
|14||Preston North End||46||59|